I had my trial done with 'permanent' leads - so my trial was never removed as such. I made the decision to go ahead with the permanent implant after a week-long trial, and they just disconnected the trial stim and implanted the permanent one.
If my trial had had been unsuccessful or I'd not wanted to go ahead for other reasons, they'd just have removed the leads.
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